01 Jan January 2018 – Update
Happy New Year!
Good News from “Wish Fulfilling Land” in Nelson New Zealand.
The 64 hectare block of regenerating forestry land has now been purchased by the Chandrakirti Trust as a place for long term retreat. The land was named “Wish Fulfilling Land” by our Guru Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche to inspire realisations in the minds of the meditators.
A huge heartfelt thank you for your very generous contributions making the purchase of Wish Fulfilling Land a success. Of the $1,015,000 NZ purchase price, $545,000 NZ was generously donated from around the world and the remaining $470,000 NZ is in loans.
When you decided to make your donation your decision was based a vision. We definitely appreciate your trust and faith in both Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision of Wish Fulfilling Land and our ability to manifest that vision.
Now the property is settled, the project is grounded and tangible and the land has a very special energy and quality.
Our focus is now in motion towards development. Our next steps include:
– Further fundraising to service and repay the loans
– Securing the water sources
– Gaining preliminary council consents
– Researching self sufficient retreat hut plans
– Networking with those interested in long term retreat or supporting others in retreat.
The Wish Fulfilling Land web site will be live shortly which will be a huge asset to our continued fundraising endeavors and to keep people informed.
We will send you the link to the website when it comes available.
In the meantime the most important thing we can accumulate is merit, without merit nothing happens. Please do remember to dedicate your prayers and practices to the success of Wish Fulfilling Land.
We will be keeping in touch with you as Wish Fulfilling Land grows and we thank you so much again for your incredible support for the land and the meditators to come.
Warmest Wishes from us both
Phillipa Rutherford and Paul Kersten